News from the City of Marion

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:14am

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that the City of Marion will sponsor a Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Any City of Marion resident, currently on City Sanitation Service, wishing to dispose of unwanted items may do so by taking those items directly to the Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station located at 1564 Victory Road, (directly east of the Marion Correctional Institute).  Proof of current city sanitation service will be required.

Hours of operation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Yard waste, appliances, tires, regular garbage, or hazardous materials will not be accepted.

Mayor Schertzer reminds City residents that this drop off is free.

For questions on acceptable items, please contact the City Sanitation and Streets Department at (740) 382-1479.


Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:56am

MARMET, ADAMH Board, Marion General Hospital, The Marion Star, Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention, Aqua Ohio, and Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District will be sponsoring a Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Bring expired and unused prescriptions, as well as over-the-counter meds to the Marion County Building, 222 West Center Street.  Drive through the rear parking lot for convenient, legal, and environmentally safe disposal of these medications ... no questions asked.  Pills, liquids, creams, and syringes are accepted.  All containers will be recycled, with your identity protected. 

Please do your part to help prevent water pollution, drug addiction, accidental overdoses, and drug-related crime. Call 740-223-4120 for more information.


Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 3:22pm

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife will release approximately 1,000 Rainbow Trout on Friday morning, March 28th, at North Quarry Park Lake in Marion.  The trout will range in size from 10-13”. This annual event has a daily catch limit of five (5) trout per angler.  The park entrance can be accessed by taking Marion-Williamsport Rd to Hillman-Ford Rd.


Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:53am

For the month of April 2014, the City of Marion will be collecting yard waste at curbside from Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11.  Curbside pick up for yard waste generally occurs on the day following each resident’s regular trash collection day (example: Friday trash pick-up - Monday yard waste pick up).  With limited personnel, this schedule can vary.

In a specific change to the yard waste program for 2014, there will be a limit of 3 bags and/or 3 bundles of limbs/branches collected from each residence per month during the 2014 yard waste season.  As in the past, the City will not collect grass clippings as yard waste material at curbside.  Branches must be tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet in length. 

Residents are encouraged to drop off grass clippings and yard waste materials, free of charge, to Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc., located at 560 Barks Rd. W. (between S. Prospect St./Rt. 4 S. and the Barks Rd. overpass).  Requirements for grass and yard waste drop off are:

  1. Must stop at office or other designated location to verify proof of City residency (Photo ID with address).
  2. Items being dropped off must be weighed by Park Enterprise employee before materials are discarded.
  3. Residents using plastic bags are required to remove waste from bags and then discard of plastic bags properly.  Paper biodegradable bags are available at most local retail stores.

Also noted is that the City of Marion is not responsible for the collection and/or disposal of trees or large amounts of brush cut and/or removed from personal property.  Disposal of trees and/or large amounts of brush from personal property is the property owner’s responsibility.  These items may be taken, FREE OF CHARGE for all city residents, to Park Enterprise Construction (560 Barks Rd. W.) for disposal.

Call Park Enterprise at 223-7275 for additional information on acceptance program or for hours of operation. 


Additional Information:  City Sanitation and Streets Department  740-382-1479


Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:32am

The Marion Land Bank will be selling three parcels of property on March 4, 2014 at 10:00 am in the lobby of City Hall.    Full details regarding the lots and minimum bids may be found on the Legal Notices page of the City's website by clicking on the following link.

Land Bank Sale Information


Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:46pm

The City of Marion, Ohio, its Board of Park Commissioners, and the City Administration will be accepting Requests for Proposal for a qualified entity to enter into an Agreement to operate a youth softball/baseball program at the Marion Lincoln Park Ball Field Complex. 

The deadline for a Request for Proposal to be submitted to the City of Marion – Safety Director’s Office is Friday, March 7th at 12:00 pm.  Detailed information regarding the requirements of the Request for Proposal may be found at


Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:28pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing final certification of test scores for the Police Department Promotional Exam has been received and that Bill Collins will be promoted to Chief of Police for the City of Marion.  Also being promoted to the position of Police Major will be Jeff Clewell and Jon Shaffer.  A swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:00 am on the 2nd Floor of Marion City Hall.

Collins attended The Ohio State University from 1983-1985 and also served as a member of the US Army Reserves during this same time.  While beginning his career in law enforcement at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1985, he also continued to serve as a US Army Reservist through 1989.  Collins held the positions of Dispatcher, Jailer, and Road Deputy during his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office.   In May 1989, Collins joined the Marion Police Department as a Patrolman.  He was promoted to the position of Sergeant, which was transitioned into the current title of Lieutenant, in October 1995.  In March 2000, Collins was promoted to Police Major.  With his promotion to Chief of Police, Collins has held supervisory positions within every facet of the Marion Police Department.  He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the Chief's position and will become the 14th Chief for the Marion Police Department.

Collins stated, “I am very proud to be the 14th Chief of Police since 1903 for the City of Marion.  As Chief, I will do my very best to continue the very proud heritage and history of the Marion City Police Department.  To Protect and Serve the citizens of Marion will continue to be our number one goal.  We will continue to live and work by our Core Values, Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness and Trustworthy to maintain the most professional police agency possible. I look forward to the excitement of leading the Marion Police Department in the coming years.”

Shaffer is a 1996 graduate of Marion Harding High School where he played football and wrestled for the Presidents.  Following high school, Jon attended The Ohio State University at Marion and then transferred to Mount Vernon Nazarene College (now known as Mt Vernon Nazarene University) and graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (Criminal Justice) and a Minor in Spanish.  

In August 2000, he was hired as a Police Officer for the Marion Police Department and after attending the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy he joined the Operations function at the police department.  Shaffer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, serving mostly on second shift, with brief stops on first shift and third shift along the way in June 2007.   In his position as Major, Shaffer will be assigned to the Administrative Division.

Clewell is a graduate of Marion Harding High School.  After graduation, he enlisted with the U.S. Army as an Infantryman, receiving multiple military awards during his service.  After leaving active duty, Jeff joined the Army Reserves and is currently a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. 

Clewell joined the Marion Police Department as a Patrolman in October 1995 and graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in April 1996.  While serving as a patrolman, Jeff served in the patrol division, as well as the Community Policing Unit.  Clewell co-developed the 1st Citizens Police Academy in 2001.  Jeff was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2003.  In his position as Major, Clewell will be assigned to the Operations Division.


Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 3:49pm

With the recent warm weather, rapid snow melt, and heavy rains predicted for Thursday, Feburary 20, 2014, the City is asking residents to help by uncovering the catch basins in front of their properties.  This will help keep the floooding down by letting the wter drain into the storm sewers.  Please clear them of snow, ice, and debris.

Submitted by:  City Engineer


Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:11am

Mayor Schertzer is announcing that in observance of the President’s Day holiday, offices in City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 17th.   The following departments will operate as noted below:

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling on Monday, February 17th.  Residents who normally have refuse collected on Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7:00 a.m. 
  • Buses for Marion Area Transit will not be operating on Monday, February 17th.  Regular bus service will resume on Tuesday, February 18th.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed.

Essential services including airport, fire, and police will operate as usual.


Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:24am

Mayor Scott Schertzer announced that City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, some city departments will operate on a regular or modified schedule for the day.

  • Sanitation crews will collect garbage and recycling Monday. Customers who normally have refuse collected Monday are requested to have their collections at curbside by 7 a.m.
  • Marion Area Transit will observe normal business hours.
  • The Marion Senior Center will be closed.

Essential services including airport, fire and police will operate as usual.